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COVID-19: JAMB Set Guidelines, Directs Institutions To Begin Admission From August.

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has drawn guidelines to the heads of the nation’s higher institutions on the 2020 admission.

This came as it directed higher institutions of learning to begin admissions for candidates for first and second choices on August 21st, 2020.

The directive reads, ‘’The 1st and 2nd Choices Admission Exercise be conducted for all institutions from 21st August 2020 to a later date which would be determined by the Federal Ministry Education and communicated to all the institutions.

‘’The uncertainties of the COVID-19 makes it impossible to fix a terminal date’’.

In the guidelines dated July 9,2020, to the Vice Chancellors, Rectors and Provosts of Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education respectively, warned against flouting decisions of its 2020 policy meeting, held on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, insisting that all admissions must be carried out in honest and transparent manners.

The board, in the guidelines signed and released by its Registrar, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, explained that ‘’the guidelines for 2020 Admission Exercise, which are expected to guide all the participants in admission process’’.

‘’The guidelines explain the nitty-gritty of the processes of admission of candidates into the Nigerian Tertiary Institutions.

‘’All heads of institutions and admission officers are advised to carefully study and understand the content of the document with a view to implement it fully for a seamless and transparent admission exercise’’.

‘’The decisions as well as the policy directives as contained in the address of the Honorable Minister at the Policy Meeting shall serve as the guidelines for the 2020 Admissions Exercise.

‘’All Heads of Tertiary Institutions are to ensure total compliance with the guidelines, and sanctions shall be applied to institutions that violate the decisions’’.

JAMB which insisted that, ‘’The Admission Exercise for the 2020/2021 Academic Session would be conducted on Central Admission Processing System (CAPS)’’, tasked the three higher institution’s regulatory bodies to include the National Universities Commission, NUC, National Board for Technical Education, NBTE and the National Commission for Colleges of Education, NCCE to collaborate with it to ensure full compliance’’ of the guidelines.

The board said it has stopped illegal or irregular admission in any form, saying all admissions must pass through it.

The guideline also reads, ‘’All applicants for admissions to First Degree, National Diploma, National Innovation Diploma and the Nigeria Certificate in Education into Full Time, Distance Learning, Part Time, Outreach, Sandwich, etc. must be processed only through the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Boards (JAMB).

JAMB further directs institutions that are still involved in advertising or selling application forms for admissions into the programme, to stop henceforth, and if any, it must be done through the commission.

While also advising to observe other guidelines like not allowing publication and announcement of names, pasting of names of candidates without approvals, as well as maintaining that no institution will admit any candidate whose UTME score is below 160 (Degree), 120 (ND) 100 (NCE), 100 (NID), the commission says no full-time student of institutions for at least 2 consecutive years, should be graduated.

More importantly, the commission said that affiliated institutions are to adopt the same minimum UTME scores as the mother institutions.

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